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Jul 11, 2011 5:30am EDT
. >>> after weeks of controversy, resignation and arrests, britain's "news of the world" published its last issue yesterday, sunday. the final issue of the british tabloid reading, thank you and good-bye. it comes as explosive new allegations come to light about the phone-hacking scandal surrounding the paper. the rival "the mirror" reports today a new york city reports "news of the world" asked for voice mail of 9/11 victims. the report says the tabloid wanted phone numbers and details of calls leading up to the terror attacks almost a decade ago. nbc's anabel reports on the demise. >> reporter: rupert murdoch arrived in london to oversee the crisis threatening his media empire in britain. on the road to his headquarters he enjoyed one last read of the newspaper he closed down last week. "thank you and good-bye" screamed the front page. it was britain's biggest selling paper with an unbeaten record for exposing corruption but the tables have turned and it is now being investigated following allegations of police bribery and widespread hacking of personal voice mails. few of the current sta
MSNBC
Jul 10, 2011 10:00am EDT
their fury at what happened. last week, let's remember, this was the biggest selling pap ner britain with an unrivaled reputation for journalistic scoop spots. the press itself fell silent this morning for the final time. and this is the last edition. so it has been a very long week on what we call fleet street here in britain. it's also been a very uncomfortable week for media boss rupert murdoch. >> reporter: for millions in britain, sunday morning involves a walk to the news agent to pick up "news of the world." a ritual their parents, grandparents, even great grandparents would recognize. but with thank you and good-bye, today is their last chance. the 168-year-old tabloid that thrived on scandal and exposie ing hypocrisy has itself been destroyed by a scandal of its own. the paper is being investigated for paying police for information and allegation of voice mail hacking. one paper has dubbed this britain's watergate. there is questions about standards in british journalism have been raised. three people have been arrested including the paper's former editor, once a key aide to
MSNBC
Jul 14, 2011 4:00am EDT
television in britain. the business consequences of this scandal are still unfolding, but the legal consequences started unfolding years ago. in 2007, a "news of the world" editor and private investigator hired by the paper were jailed for the phone hacking. the editor, andy coulson denied knowing about the hacking but resigned anyway. david cameron then hired that editor, andy coulson, to be a communications director for them. last week he and another editor were arrested for hacking and bribery charges. told about the involvement in the scandal at the time cameron was hiring him. cameron announced an official inquiry. >> after listening carefully, we've decided the best way to proceed is with one inquiry, but in two parts. i can tell the house this inquiry will be led by one of the most senior judges in this country and under the 2005 inquiries act. newspaper reporters, management, pro -- barbara boxer, jay rockefeller and bob menendez have all called for investigations by the justice department and securities and exchange commission. the senators say they want to know if american
MSNBC
Jul 5, 2011 6:00am EDT
on. >> default, get it over with. >> we came up celebrating great britain. but next, a new book at how britain played a crucial role in the american civil war. stay with us. we'll have that with more "morning joe." ♪♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ look at that car, well, it goes fast ♪ ♪ givin' my dad a heart attack ♪ [ friend ] that is so awesome. ♪ i love my car [ engine revving ] [ male announcer ] that first chevy, yea, it gets under your skin. ♪ >>> 40 past the hour. welcome back to "morning joe." joining us, award-winning historian and internationally best-selling author, amanda foreman. she's out now with a new book, "a world on fire." britain's crucial role in the american civil war. i love the back story. what a woman. today's woman. it took her ten years to write this book? >> ten years. she had five kids along the way. >> that's busy. >> that's impressive. >> to say the least. >> got in the book a tad bit. >> tell us about the book that has an amazing cast of characters. >> 197 characters, mostly men. system of the women are so great that they stand out. my favorite is th
MSNBC
Jul 6, 2011 9:00am EDT
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MSNBC
Jul 13, 2011 3:00pm EDT
-coverage or visit travelers.com. >>> the scandal shaking up the murdoch empire in britain has now reached this shores with some asking whether news corp's activity here in the united states should be scrutinized. today frank lautenberg submitted a letter to the attorney general where he wrote the limited information already reported in this case raises serious questions about the legality of the conduct of news corporation and its subsidiaries under the fcpa. he goes on to say further investigation may reveal that current reports only scratch the surface of the problems at news corporation. accordingly, i am request that doj and the s.e.c. examine these circumstances and determine whether u.s. laws have been violated. the senator's letter mirrors similar outrage from senator rockefeller from west virginia and senator robert menendez of new jersey and today brought news that murdoch abandoned his bid to take over british sky broadcasting. the question remains how much power should one media baron have. joining us now is stephanie gosk. the withdrawal to the bskyb bid is a blow to rupert mu
MSNBC
Jul 15, 2011 2:00am EDT
in a widening scandal over in britain. how far will this go? joining us, u.s. senator barbara boxer from california. do you think the fbi should investigate the newscorp and rupert murdoch? >> absolutely and senator jay rockefeller, chairman of the committee of which i am a senior member, he joined me and we asked for an investigation by the department of justice and the security and exchange commission. listen, chris, there are two laws that really may be implicated here, that may have been broken here. one is the foreign corrupt practices act that passed in the '70s. one is the so-called wiretap act. and american corporations can't break american laws, and rupert murdoch, according to reports, became an american citizen. his corporation is american, because he wanted to be able to own tv stations. well, the fact is, you have to abide by american law. >> let me ask you, do you believe in he bribed foreign officials? isn't that what we're talking about? his corporation? >> well, it's not a question of whether i believe it. the reports are coming out of britain that, in fact, police were
MSNBC
Jul 22, 2011 3:00pm EDT
of the probe of allegations of criminal misconduct by news corp., and a sign that britain's scandal is truly becoming an america reality. for the latest, i'm joined by martin fletcher in london. martin, david cameron says that the murdochs will have, and i'm quoting him, questions to answer. so that must mean that they may be dragged back to westminster. is that right? >> well, absolutely. you know, this is the accusations that are still rather published by the two former executives and by the way, they are not just former executi executives, but one was a executive of the firm and one was a top lawyer of the firm, and they say they had given james information when he was in charge of the committee, and so if it is proven that james murdoch was in possession of the information when he told the parliament committee that he had not been in possession of the information, that is serious indeed. much bigger problems to comen than what we have seen already. >> indeed. rupert has returned home to america. >> potentially. >> and it seems that the scandal has followed him because the justice departm
MSNBC
Jul 19, 2011 6:00am EDT
think the murdoch empire and great britain is coming down. if it leaps the atlantic to the united states, it's really big trouble. and i feel sorry for murdoch going up against the parliamentary committee because it's going to be very, very tough on him. i don't know if he had anything to do with it. but this is aucwfully high up, joe. it's reached to murdoch's son and the prime minister's office in great britain. this is going to metastasize. >> you hear all of the talk in the press about the murdoches, the murdoches, the murdoches. they don't run the company by themselves. there is a board. and at some point, they're going to tell the murdochs this type of dynasty did not work in egypt. it's not going to work in news corp. you're going to have to step down. and i suspect that you're going to see -- i agree with pat. i don't see how the murdoch family survives this. i don't see how the sons take over the empire. this keeps exploding oochlgt. >> -- exploding. >> a couple of things, the brand has been damaged irreparably already, whatever comes across the states here and the department of
MSNBC
Jul 10, 2011 8:00am EDT
: arriving in britain sunday to manage the crisis directly. the allegations of phone hacking have been rumbling in the background for several years but exploded last week when a rival paper accused "the news of the world" of deleting messages from the phone of a murdered 13-year-old girl while police were hounting for her. victims of the 2005 london tear regard attacks were also victims. the decision to respond by shutting the paper down took most by surprise including the editor of the last edition. >> it's a terrific shame that it's come to this, and as i said to the staff this morning, it's not where we wanted to be and not where we deserve to be. >> reporter: the final edition is a compilation of the paper's triumphs in the unlikely hope that when the scandal eventually dies down, this is what it will be remembered for. inside there is a four-page apology which states quite simply, we lost our way. recognition of a scandal that has dented both the reputation and the share price of mr. murdoch's media empire just as he seeks to expand it here in britain. police are continuing their
MSNBC
Jul 12, 2011 5:00pm EDT
'd choose the latter. despite the horror show going on in britain i'm still with mr. jefferson. >>> a reporter gets too close to the story. went to state senator lori kline's office about gun ownership. a big second amendment. delined pulled out a pink loaded pistol and pointed the weapon's laser at his chest. he said she told him not to worry, since she didn't have her hand on the trigger. after the story was published kline said she didn't point the gun at him and he himself sat down in front of it. whatever happened, it we all agree loaded guns shouldn't be part of the interview process. >>> now, moving to hollywood, arnold schwarzenegger gets back in the saddle. the former governor of california just signed on to his first postscandal project. a western action film, a sci-fi film "the land stand." shooting on the mother vie is scheduled to start in september. i wish him luck. actually i really did like "true lies." >>> former british prime minister says murdoch's people used noncriminals to access health and banking records and tried to bring down his government. how far is
MSNBC
Jul 27, 2011 1:00pm EDT
was killed today inside a government compound by a suicide bomber. >>> britain has officially recognized libya's main opposition group as the legitimate government. >>> meanwhile in tripoli the convicted lockerbie bomber was spotted in a featured seat at a progadhafi rally. he was released from a scottish prison on so-called compassionate grounds nearly two years ago after his lawyers argued that he was dying of prostate cancer. he's apaurptly still very much with us. 270 people died on pan am flight 103 over scotland more than 22 years ago. >>> and ground zero first responders sufferingç from cancr will not be compensated by the government for their illness. a federal medical team reports there is not enough evidence to show a cause and effect connection linking their cancer directly to their exposure to dust and debris. the finding means as of now they do not qualify for federal benefits for their treatment. >>> the united nations says that a plane carrying ten tons of nutritional supplements is now on its way finally to famine stricken somalia. this airlift is only a fraction of what
MSNBC
Jul 11, 2011 5:00pm EDT
murdoch, hero of fox news and news of the worldance scandal in britain. it's widening. a tabloid hacked into former prime minister's gordon brown the voicemail. never stops. har far will it go? this is "hardball" only on msnbc. for broccoli, say one. for toys, say two. toys ! the system can't process your response at this time. what ? please call back between 8 and 5 central standard time. he's in control. goodbye. even kids know it's wrong to give someone the run around. at ally bank you never have to deal with an endless automated system. you can talk to a real person 24/7. it's just the right thing to do. good gravy, bill. our insurance company doesn't have anything like it. magnificent, isn't it? with progressive, it's easy to cover all of your favorite rides. progressyve has truck insurance? number one in truck and motorcycle. is that a golf cart? yep. we0also cover rvs, boats, atvs. qnything0else i can help you with? can i take a ride? you need a ticket -- i'm first1 and that's by thu water slide. okay. no running. oh, dear. save on all!your rides. now, that's prógressive> call o
MSNBC
Jul 17, 2011 2:00pm EDT
in britain, rebekah brooks, was arrested this morning in connection with the phone hacking and police bribery scandal in great britain. there are some calls for the justice department here in the united states to step up its investigation of parent company news corporation. meanwhile, in washington, the president this weekend tried to keep pressure on congress to reach an agreement on a deficit-cutting deal as the august 2nd deadline to raise the debt ceiling nears. >> i've put things on the table that are important to me and to democrats, and i expect republican leaders to do the same. >> as deliberations continue, there were no face-to-face talks this weekend, and house republicans are expected to vote tuesday on a series of measures to cut spending and balance the budget, although they don't appear to have the votes necessary for those measures to become law. joining me now, the president's top budget adviser, jack lew. welcome to "meet the press." >> good to be here, david. >> good to have you here. so, what is the latest? have there been substantive talks over the course of the weekend?
MSNBC
Jul 27, 2011 2:00pm EDT
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MSNBC
Jul 30, 2011 5:00am EDT
of the world will say you are more of a liability to lend to than france or germany or bring britain or canada. i believe when this episode is written this historical episode is written that they will lay the blame of that squarely on the part of the republicans ap personally on john boehner in particular. let me explain why, for ten years on international markets we've known about the twin deficits, the public deficit, the government deficit and the trade deficit. we knew it needed to be sorted out. we were looking for a bipartisan approach on that and you've had various commissions in that regard. what the republicans decided to do usa was up to ante and have the fight now. they said we'll use the debt ceiling. they're saying to the rest of the world you know that $14 trillion that we've lent to you and our own people, from tuesday, we may not pay any interest on it and we may not repay the principal. they hold the rest of the world to ransom. what do they get in return for that? remember the yardstick from s&p is about $4 trillion of spending cuts or revenue increases to start bending the c
MSNBC
Jul 31, 2011 7:00am EDT
or hong kong or germany or britain or indeed canada, and believe when this historical episode is written, michael, they will lay the blame squarely on the part of the republicans and personally on john banenoehner particularly. we've known for ten years of the public, trade deficit. we looking at a bipartisan approach on that. you've had various commissions in that regard. what republicans decide to do, up the ante, accelerate things and have the fight now. what in effect did they do? use the debt ceiling. that means they're saying to the rest of the world, you know thathat $14 trillion? we may not pay the principle and hold the rest of the world ransom subpoena what did they get in return noor? remember here from s&p, $4 trillion of spending consults or revenue to bend the kurn down. when obama was talking to boehner a few weeks ago, we getting near that. now we don't have anywhere near a $4 trillion move at all. because bavor couldn't sell the revenue increases to the party. last we're holding the world to ransom. one more thing, michael. in that process, the politics are now poisoned.
MSNBC
Jul 20, 2011 6:00am EDT
the greater transparency and the stronger governance we need in britain's policing. let me turn to the specific questions i have been asked in recent days. first, it has been suggested that my chief of staff was behaving wrongly when he didn't take up the commissioneruate's offer to be briefed on police investigations. i have said repeatedly about the police investigation they should pursue the evidence where ever it leads and arrest exactly who they wish. that is exactly what they have done. number ten is the exchange between my chief of staff and john yates. the reply to the police made clear it would not be appropriate to give me or my staff any privileged briefing. the reply that he sent -- the reply that he sent was cleared in advance by my permanent secretary jeremy hayward. just imagine mr. speaker if they had done the opposite. if they had asked for receiving privileged information, even if there is no intention to use it. there would have been justified outrage. to risk any perception that number ten was seeking to influence a police investigation in any way would have
MSNBC
Jul 8, 2011 12:00pm EDT
, one unique cookie. >>> in just a few days britain's news of the world tabloid will be old news. one of the uk's lonest running newspapers will be shut down amid a controversy over a phone hacking scandal. today as rival newspapers put their own spin on the news, police arrested a former editor clive goodman and another unnamed person who was later reported to buy former editor andy colson who is a former aide to prime minister david cameron. this morning cameron announcing a full public inquiry boo the allegations. >> police investigations can only get you so far. what people really want to know is what happened and how is it allowed to happen. that is why the deputy prime minister and i have agreed that it's right and proper to establish a full, public inquiry to get to the bottom of what happened. >> we're in london and there's a report here, michelle, today that another newspaper is also being investigated? >> that's part of it. it's just in the reported stage right now. we don't have confirmation of that from police. this is a couple of days after these terrible phone hacking al
MSNBC
Jul 9, 2011 10:00am EDT
, but another newspaper is wondering if this is britain's watergate scandal. a scandal in which the facts slowly emerged and a few pursued by journalists. a scandal involving one of the world's most powerful men. as the scandal that brought down one of his best-selling newspapers threatens to damage more of his media empire, rupert murdoch is flying into the u.k. some suggest james murdoch could face prosecution. yesterday two top former employees were arrested. an editor once serving as the prime minister's communication director and a reporter who served prison time back in 2007 when victims included celebrities and members of the royal family. the claim, the people's privacy was invaded, their cell phone voice mails listened to, described as phone hacking. britain's prime minister says no stone will be left unturned. >> these people could have had the phones hacked into in order to generate stories for a newspaper, it is simply disgusting. >> reporter: among the 4,000 potential phone-hacking victims whose names or numbers have now been turned over to the police, families of murder victims, te
MSNBC
Jul 11, 2011 7:00pm EDT
murdoch, hero of fox news and news of the world and scandal in britain. it's widening. a tabloid hacked into former prime minister's gordon brown's voicemail. bank accounts, et cetera. it never stops. how far will it go? this is "hardball" only on msnbc. [ female announcer ] ever wish vegetables didn't taste so vegetably? well, v8 v-fusion juice gives you a full serving of vegetables, plus a full serving of fruit. but it just tastes like fruit. and try our deliciously refreshing v8 v-fusion + tea. man: everybody knows you should save for retirement, but what happens when you're about to retire? woman: how do you go from saving to spending? fidelity helped us get to this point, and now we're talking about what comes next. man: we worked together to create a plan to help our money last. woman: so we can have the kind of retirement we want. now, you know how this works. just stay on the line. oh, yeah. fidelity investments. turn here. our girl's an architect. our boy's a genius. we are awesome parents! biddly-boop. [ male announcer ] if you find a lower rate on a room you've booked, we won
MSNBC
Jul 12, 2011 2:00am EDT
and scandal in britain. it's widening. a tabloid hacked into former prime minister's gordon brown's voicemail. bank accounts, et cetera. it never stops. how far will it go? this is "hardball" only on msnbc. >>> michelle obama and hillary clinton travel 20 california tomorrow to attend the funeral of former first lady betty ford. mrs. ford died friday at the age of 93. mrs. ford lived in southern california where she famously established the great betty ford center which treated celebrities for alcohol and drug abuse. tomorrow's service will be near the center and then she'll be laid to rest next to her husband in the gerald ford president's library in michigan. i've been there. >>> we'll be right back. >> announcer: there's a new breakthrough for men experiencing hair loss. introducing the new extreme lasercomb from hair club. it's quick, easy and affordable, and the extreme lasercomb is revolutionary. here's how it works. d.h.t. forms around the hair follicle, which shortens the lifespan of your hair. the extreme lasercomb combats hair loss, causing the hair follicle to grow thicker, stronge
MSNBC
Jul 18, 2011 5:00pm EDT
're back. news continues to brack in the hacking scandal in britain. a former top murdoch aide rebekah brooks was arrested yesterday. the top two men resigned over questions about a former news of the world reporter and a whittle blower turned up dead. stephan steph boanie gosk is covering t story. to the tangled web that may be the best way to describe this hacking scandal as the parties involved, murdoch's empire, government and the police all have ties one to another. it begins with rupert murdoch, the chief of news corporation, which includes the british any news international. his son james handles european operations for newscorp. on friday, les hidden resigned, he ran murdoch's dow jones and published the "wall street journal." rebekah brooks ran the tabloid news of the word and went on to she went on to run news international. she quit and was arrested yesterday. david cameron became prime minister. coolson later resigned from the prime minister's office over the hacking scandal. the prime minister is friends with rebecca brooks and james murdoch. a royals reporter named clive
MSNBC
Jul 19, 2011 5:00pm EDT
with someone known top cave under pressure. >>> coming up, rupert murdoch tells britain's parliament he knew nothing about that phone hacking scandal and never tried to cover it up. the moat dramatic moment off the day, a man tries to his murdoch in the face with a shaving cream pie. >>> the latest when we return. you're watching "hardball," only on msnbc. has a best-in-class driving range of over 500 miles per tank. so you can catch morning tee time in pebble beach and the afternoon meeting in los angeles all without running out of gas. just make sure you don't run out of gas. ♪ as much as i can about a company before i invest in it. that's why i like fidelity. they give me tools and research i can't get anywhere else. their stock screener lets me search for stocks with more than 140 criteria. i can see what their experts are thinking and even call them to bounce an idea off of one of their investment professionals. a good strategy relies on good insight. if you wanted to learn more about a company, i think you'd actually have to be there. >>> i'm anthony pearson with your cnbc wrap. a hu
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Jul 8, 2011 6:00am EDT
for the top selling but troubled tabloid. it's on the front page of every paper in britain. the paper will shutdown on sunday. a controversy over a phone hacking scandal. it's accused of hacking into cell phones of thousands of people ranging from people in iraq and afghanistan to the 2005 bombings as well as the royal family. the former editor has been arrested in connection with the scandal. he's the former communications chief for prime minister david cameron. he called for new regulations of the press. >>> paris prosecutors opening a preliminary investigation into sexual assault accusations against dominique strauss-kahn. there's a complaint he raped a woman in 2003. it will take months, if not years and may result in a trial. different sex assault charges in new york city after a hotel maid claims he attacked her in may. the questions about the accusers credibility punched holes in the case there. strauss-kahn was released and they have asked the d.a. to dismiss the case. >>> a government shutdown putting thousands out of work in minnesota is costing the state millions of dollars
MSNBC
Jul 11, 2011 6:00am EDT
thank you and good-bye from britain's best-selling tabloid, the latest fallout from the phone hacking scandal on "morning joe." somewhere in america, there's a doctor who can peer into the future. there's a nurse who can access in an instant every patient's past. and because the whole hospital's working together, there's a family who can breathe easy, right now. somewhere in america, we've already answered some of the nation's toughest healthcare questions. and the over 60,000 people of siemens are ready to do it again. siemens. answers. >>> 47 past the hour. after weeks of controversy, resignations and arrests, britain's "news of the world" published its last issue on sunday. it comes as its rooival, "the mirror," claims today that a new york police officer asked for voice mails of 9/11 victims. stephanie gosk reports on the "news of the world's" demise and its final day. >> with the ink barely dry on the final edition of news of the world, 80-year-old media baron rupert murdoch traveled to the uk to do damage control. on display, his unqualified support of melissa brooks. smiles for
MSNBC
Jul 12, 2011 6:00am EDT
, there might be a lot of fire. >> they responded this morning to great britain. they responded by obviously the closure of the -- >> yeah, obviously. >> they responded. >> but now the times. >> they responded in great britain too. i think their fear -- and i think it's a legitimate fear, growing, increasing fear with each and every passing day does jump the pond. does this come here? >> does this come to america? >> yeah. >> they put out a statement this morning that was very unnews corp. like saying they're concerned about the allegations of gordon brown and they're pursuing him and that's the game. so there's no -- these are outrageous, outlandish. >> "new york times" says the murdoch family is in a bunker according to one person close to the company. >> wow. >> hunker down. >> so that's the next question. i'm sure it's out on the websites. wanting to investigate american companyings. >> "new york post," fox news. >> yeah. >> sure they're -- yeah. >> let's get to sports. >> all right. let's do a little sports, shall we? no baseball last night. it's the all-star break, but they did have th
MSNBC
Jul 7, 2011 10:00am EDT
that they hacked into the voice mail of a 138-year-old millie, whose abduction horrified britain while she was still missing and that the hacker deleted voice mails giving her family false hope that she was still alive. >> there are no words to describe how awful this was. >> it may have been attempted on the family of missing madeleine. >> i thought we were in a dark place and nobody could make it darker. this cannot be allowed to get away with what they've done. >> reporter: the prime minister is asking for a new investigation of the paper and its top executives. rupert murdoch is saying it's deplorable and unacceptable and that they will cooperate with the police. private investigator who worked for "the news of the world" spent time in prison for phone hacking in 2007 and in a statement apologized and said there was relentless pressure, a constant demand for results. >> in the interest of our democracy and the public, this needs to be thwarted out. >> reporter: for an outraged british public, there is simply no excuse. >> interestingly enough, in america we don't have this kind of jour
MSNBC
Jul 7, 2011 3:00pm EDT
more than britain and china and france and russia combined. and at this point, osama bin laden is dead. so even the military recognizes that we are overspending in defense, but in some ways it is easier for the republicans to cut military spending, because the democrats are terrified of looking weak on national security, and then the real constraints of how much to cut without hurting or national security. and some reports say we could save up to $10 trillion in the next ten years, and heather h e holbert served on the panel, and is joining us here now. how can we cut the deficit by over $700 billion? >> well, the biggest drivers have nothing to do with the wars. they are going to be familiar, health care and personnel costs. so the first question is, are we willing to ask the military to go through the same modernizations that us in the civilian economy have been going through in several years. we have an addiction in both parties. the democrats don't want to look weak on defense, and republicans like to look strong on defense for policies that are looking smart to defense. we have a
MSNBC
Jul 7, 2011 5:00pm EDT
. currently britain the biggest sunday publication. the end of that is no loss to humanity. >>> stateside, tim plenty goes gaga. with bloggers in iowa i. have a question for you guys. are you ready? >> we're ready. >> what's your favorite lady gaga song? >> that's easy. >> "glory ". >> "glory." >> "paparazzi ". >> in terms of the beat, i like "bad romance ". i got to say, even though she's a little unusual, "born this way" -- she's actually talented. go to the end of the lady gaga hbo special and watch her sing a cappella, "born this way" she can definitely sing. she's talented. if you had to limit your choices to just conservatives we wouldn't have a lot of choices. >> wow. republican politician. any politician that knows the phrase a cappella impresses me. i call him good & plenty. a stafferal idea for a politician to say which he often sounds like. >>> now to the big numbers. president obama, a man of his words. the questions at yesterday's town hall limited to 140 characters each, how many did the president use per each, per answer to respond jp 2,099 words on average. characters that is o
MSNBC
Jul 11, 2011 11:00pm EDT
's a newspaper that's existed for 168 years. no more. >> and the law on this in britain? >> oh, it's a criminal offense. but what's worse is it's now emerged that they had fiscal financial relationships with serving police officers, so, for example, one individual, a member of parliament was discovered to be meeting men at a particular place in south london near where i used to live, but what happened was he would be arrested by a police officer and within five minutes a "news of the world" journalist and photographer was on site. and able to take the pictures. >> what is the jeopardy for murdoch at this stage personally? >> today, his shares lost about $3 billion. the biggest problem for murdoch -- >> if he can found to have known about any of this -- because owners of these newspapers, when they read them and see gold in there, they call up and say hey, how did you get that? >> he has said he knew absolutely nothing about any of this. if it's possible that he or his son, james murdoch, knew and were involved -- and remember, james murdoch was asked by a house of commons committee about whethe
MSNBC
Jul 12, 2011 10:00pm EDT
? what do you think? >> absolutely. rupert murdoch flew the opposition in britain in a corporate jet to australia to attend an event, and shortly after that tony blair became prime minister. he gets himself invited to parties, and he plays all sides of the game here. you know, "the new york post" went after bill clinton vociferously but in 2006 when hillary clinton ran for re-election she had a fund-raiser hosted by rupert murdoch. >> do you think the republicans will get rid of the loopholes? they sound the alarm we're unfair and 35% of the corporate tax should be dropped to 25%. >> that $4.8 billion that we as taxpayers turned over to rupert murdoch's company, we're out borrowing money and paying interest on it to give money to his company. so companies want this. it's free capital to them taken from the taxpayers, and look at muir dors murdoch's newspapers constantly promoting. we can't afford to provide nutrition for children and college education for isn't that right and ambitious young people and can't afford mid care sxaul the other programs. how come there's no mention that p
MSNBC
Jul 13, 2011 8:00pm EDT
. he'll make no attempt to acquire another big media company in britain, but he is now in the running to be america's next top target of an investigation. >>> time for tonight's rewrite. as president obama continues to run rings around republicans, he got an important assist today from senate majority leader harry reid. the president has gotten republicans to abandon all hope of getting a massive spending cut package by insisting it include a much smaller package of tax revenue increases. not tax rate increases, the president's demand is simply that republicans support closing agree -- tax loop holes, get away with murder, legal tax murder, but the republicans consider closing loop holes, even the ones being stretched far beyond their intended scope to be exactly the same thing as raising income tax rates, which, of course, to any sane mind, it isn't. today in the senate, harry reid made income tax rates the issue, specifically one rate, just the top income tax rate, and why there should be a new top income tax bracket for people with incomes over a million dollars. reid brought this
MSNBC
Jul 13, 2011 11:00pm EDT
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Jul 14, 2011 3:00am EDT
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MSNBC
Jul 28, 2011 2:00pm EDT
be removed from the sex offender registry? go to msnbc.com to cast your vote. we asked if britain should have banned these two ads with julia robertson and christy turlington because they were overly air brushed making them look unattractive, and 58% of you said no, and 42% of you said, yes. so, don't go anywhere, because martin bashir is coming your way next. has ginkgo for memory and concentration, plus support for bone and breast health. a great addition to my routine. [ female announcer ] one a day women's. how'd you learn to do that? what'd you use? every project we finish comes with a story built-in. it's how our rough ideas become "you did that yourself?" so when we can save more on the projects that let us fix, make, and do more... that just makes the stories even better. more saving. more doing. that's the power of the home depot. add some style to your sink, with this moen banbury faucet for the new lower price of 79 bucks. when i got my medicare card, i realized i needed an aarp... medicare supplement insurance card, too. medicare is one of the great things about turning 65, but it
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Jul 30, 2011 7:00am EDT
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